EVANSVILLE, IND. (Updated Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m. ET) — Berry Plastics Group Inc. will spend $33 million to expand operations at its Evansville plant, and begin production on a new line of barrier food packaging. The majority of that investment will go toward new equipment. The firm is also planning to add 115 new jobs, both technical and salaried positions, at the location over the next couple years and has already begun hiring.
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